30 June 2023
A Night in Vienna
The Pico Players
Leo Geyer conductor
Johann Strauss - Overture from Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss - Arias & Duets from Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz
Kodály - Summer Evening
Enescu - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major
Die Fledermaus is an utterly farcical operetta whose accessibility made it a sure-fire hit, beginning with its overture that is packed full of tunes from start to finish. The Blue Danube Waltz is probably the most famous waltz ever written; Strauss’s publisher is said to have received so many orders for the score that he supposedly had over a million copies printed. Summer Evening is an affectional folk-style pastoral sound-scape and the Romanian Rhapsody provides tunes with a spontaneous air and a frenzied finale.
The Times described Leo Geyer's music as 'imaginative and beautifully shaped'. Founded in 2014, the Pico Players is a dynamic and exciting orchestra that has performed numerous sell-out concerts.
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